Charles Sturt University

Doctor of Social Work

Charles Sturt University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00005F

Do you aspire to become a leader in your field? The Doctor of Social Work program from Charles Sturt University gives you unique opportunities to undertake advanced and critical reflection on professional social work practice.As the highest level of qualification available, this doctorate degree in social work enables you to conduct research that makes an original and significant contribution to knowledge in the discipline.

Designed for

Professionals who wish to extend levels of professional practice, explore theoretical and practice issues and acquire advanced research skills


To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.


  • Social work

Standard entry requirements

Candidates for admission to the Doctor of Social Work will:have completed a Class 1 or Class 2 Division 1 Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) degreeorhave a master degree in social work or human services by coursework attained at a credit average (5.0) or better in the research and dissertation subjects, equivalent to a Charles Sturt University 16 point subject or greater, of the applicant's substantive degree or have a master degree by research in social work or human services,andhave at least three years of full-time-equivalent professional practice in social work or human servicesVariation to admission requirements based on alternative academic qualifications will be provisionally assessed by the Course Director and a recommendation on admission made to the Research Committee.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Domestic: $200,320
International: $233,600
  • Online/Off-campus : 8 years

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